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William THOMAS

Prof. Thomas Corwin MENDENHALL


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Prof. Thomas Corwin MENDENHALL

  • Born: 4 Oct 1841, Hanoverton, Columbiana County, Ohio
  • Marriage (1): Susan A. MARPLE on 12 Jul 1870 in Columbus, Ohio
  • Died: 22 Mar 1924, Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio at age 82
  • Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin

bullet  General Notes:

ANCESTRY: Descended from Warinus de la Strode (born 1020 in Bretagne, France), a French knight who lived at the time of William the Conqueror
ANCESTRY: 7th Great-Grandchild of John Mildenhall Jr. (born 1560), the only Englishmen to visit both royal courts of the Emperors Akbar and Jahangir, and the first Englishmen to be buried in India
FAMILY: Father of Charles Elwood Mendenhall, famed Physicist

NOTEWORTHY: Worked in the fields of physics, meterology and gravity;
Professor of Physics and Mechanics at Ohio State University;
Founder of the Seismological Society of Japan (SSJ);
Developed the Ohio State Meteorological Service (1881);
Professor at the U.S. Army's Signal Corps (1884);
President of Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, Indiana (1886);
Superintendent of U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (1889);
Responsible for defining the exact national boundary between the United States and Canada;
Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, Alaska was named after him (1891);
President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1894-1901);
Emigrated to Europe (1901);
Returned to the United States (1912);
Awarded Franklin Medal, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1918);
Appointed member of the Board of Trustees of Ohio State University (1919)

bullet  Research Notes:

-- Mendenhall Family Association (
-- Wikipedia (
-- Wikipedia (
-- Photo courtesy of tabernathygordon1 (
-- Find A Grave, Memorial # 97626174


Thomas married Susan A. MARPLE, daughter of Nathan Boileau MARPLE and Harriet Newell CLARK, on 12 Jul 1870 in Columbus, Ohio. (Susan A. MARPLE was born on 19 Dec 1849 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, died on 6 Nov 1916 in Portage County, Ohio and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin.)

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